- Shabana Azmi feels ‘proud and thankful’ for being able to help the poor
- Pledge your assistance to those in need: Shabana Azmi
- She has urged her followers to support the elderly amid the lockdown
New Delhi: Veteran Actor Shabana Azmi is lending a helping hand to over 10 lakh people who have been hit the worst by the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19. She along with NGO ActionAid India and its partners who are working for marginalised communities is helping in the procurement of ration, cooked meals, and sanitation products for migrant workers and daily wage labourers across 172 districts in 21 states in the country. She shared with her followers on social media about how thankful she was to have gotten the opportunity to do a good deed in these tough times. Ms. Azmi shared on Twitter,
Am both proud and thankful that @ActionAidIndia and partners have been able 2 reach more than 10 lakh individuals, across 172 districts in 21 states n 1union territory. We have provided dry rations cooked meals n sanitation products as relief measures. Thank you to all our contributors
Am both proud n thankful dat @ActionAidIndia n partners hve been able 2 reach more than 10 lakh individuals, across 172 districts in 21 states n 1union territory.We hve provided dry rations cooked meals n sanitation products as relief measures.Thank you to all our contributors ????
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) April 27, 2020
Star chef Vikas Khanna also tweeted to extend gratitude to the legendary actor. He informed in his tweet that over 200 quintals of dry ration was distributed to several orphanages and old age homes across 50 cities in the country with support from Ms. Azmi. Mr. Khanna has also been very active in reaching out to the needy and providing them with relief items.
5 mins ago, we reached 50 cities all over India distributing over 200 Quintals Dry Rations.
Huge round of applause for @NDRFHQ Officers for working 24/7 on this mission to feed Old-Age Homes and Orphanages.
And biggest thank to Ma and @AzmiShabana for checking on me 24/7.❤️ pic.twitter.com/BgkypYLnRi
— Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) April 27, 2020
Ms. Azmi who believes that art should be used as an instrument for social change is the President of Mijwan Welfare Society, an NGO working on girl child empowerment, that prepared 10,000 masks and distributed for free in various villages of Azamgarh along with foodgrains, oil and soap.
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) April 22, 2020
Ms. Azmi has been raising awareness on COVID-19 and has urged her fans and followers to pledge their support to the senior citizens and those in need. She had shared a video, in which she said that the roles have reversed and that she noticed a lot of young people taking care of the elders in their communities. She also encouraged others to “Be there for the elderly, without being around them.”
Heartening to see our youth making the long road comfortable for our senior citizens.
Iss Baar #BadonKeLiye #JaagoRe!! ❤️
Log onto https://t.co/cLU20N66mv to know more, share your ideas and pledge your support to help the elderly. @JaagoRe pic.twitter.com/Xf6fmjY6G1
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) April 21, 2020